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Robert V. Peterson

Education & Credentials


University of Michigan

B.A., 1962

University of Michigan Law School

J.D., 1965

Bar Admission

  • Michigan1966


  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Real Estate Law, 2003-2021
  • Michigan Super Lawyers®
    • Real Estate Law, 2006-2013

Representative Clients

  • Borders Group, Inc
  • Related Retail
  • Presbyterian Villages of Michigan

Prominent Assignments

Represented national retailer (Kmart Corporation) in property acquisition, development, financing, leasing, and property disposition nationwide - 30 years.

Represented Kmart in connection with real estate matters relating to restructuring of corporate debt on 125 properties in 28 states.

Restructured 150 Builders Square leases in connection with disposition of Builders Square by Kmart.

Represented Related Retail in development of Palladium Entertainment Complex and Willits Condominiums - Birmingham, Michigan.

Represented a variety of clients in connection with real estate activities in Michigan and other states.

Represented Kmart in numerous multi-property sale leaseback financings.

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Section

Community Involvement

  • Alumni Association of The University of Michigan, Past President (1993-1995)
  • Alumni Leadership Council of the Alumni Association of The University of Michigan
  • University of Michigan Cancer Center, Advisory Board (2001-2006)
  • Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation, Board Chair

Firm Management

  • Governing Board Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC, 2003-2005
  • Executive Partner, Dickinson Wright PLLC, 1986-1990
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